Faberge in America was: Known world dance

C S Walsh ldyros at beaches.net
Wed Jan 1 10:48:23 PST 1997


Pardon the bandwidth, but I've answered my own queston, and thought
I'd share.  A quick look at the New Orleans web page offers up the

Dec. 8, 1996-Feb. 9, 1997 at the The New Orleans Museum of Art

          Faberge in America (organized by Fine Arts Museums of San
Francisco) (EWF Gallery)
A true holiday treat awaits the entire family at the blockbuster
exhibition Faberge in America, appearing in New Orleans after New York
and San Francisco sellouts. Four hundred intricately bejeweled
objects, including 15 celebrated Imperial Easter eggs, created by
court jeweler Peter Carl Faberge are on view surrounded by a winter
wonderland fit for the tsars of Russia.  Don't miss this
once-in-a-lifetime experience. It's something you'll always remember.
Tuesday-Sunday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $10 adults, $9 seniors, $5 ages 3-17.
Tickets available through TicketMaster or by calling 483-2300.

The New Orleans Museum of Art

 Louisiana's culture often seems to have sprung from its fertile soil.
Out of the rich Louisiana sugar  fields, New Orleans received a gift
of lasting culture in early 1910, when sugar broker Isaac Delgado
offered the city $150,000 to build a "temple of art for rich and poor
alike" in City Park. The neo-classical, Beaux Arts Isaac Delgado
Museum of Art opened in December, 1911, but sadly, Delgado was too ill
to attend. He died weeks later, and left yet another generous gift, an
art collection gathered by his late aunt.  Delgado's
25,000-square-foot "temple" is still at the center of the now
     much larger New Orleans Museum of Art

     The Museum houses a $200 million collection in 46 galleries:
European painting and sculpture from the 16th  through 20th centuries;
American painting and sculpture from the 18th and 19th centuries;
European and American prints and drawings; Asian, African, Oceanic,
Pre-Columbian, and Native American art; photography; and European and
American decorative arts. Special collections include the Peter Carl
Fabergé treasures and the Latin American Colonial collection. The
Museum ranks among the top 25 percent of the nation's largest and most
significant museums, and is the premier art museum in the Gulf  South
region. Hundreds of thousands of visitors have passed through its
doors to see landmark international exhibits such as The Treasures of
Tutankhamun, The Search for Alexander the Great, The Art of the
Muppets, and Monet: Late Paintings of Giverny from the Musée

     Museum members and students of member universities are allowed to
use general research materialsÑauction catalogues and artist files,
for exampleÑin the Felix J. Dreyfous Research Library. Other
interested researchers may make appointments to view some of the
non-circulating library's 30,000 volumes.

     The Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, from 10:00 a.m. to
5:00  p.m., with the exception of legal holidays. Admission is $6 for
adults, $5 for adults 65 and older, and $3 for children between 3 and
17. Museum members and children younger than 3 get in free. On
Thursdays, from 10:00 a.m. until noon, Louisiana residents with valid
identification may attend at no charge, as guests of Whitney Bank.
(The museum sometimes must levy an additional charge on all the above
categories for major international exhibitions.)

     Groups of 20 or more can make reservations and receive a
discounted rate. For information on scheduling a group, call (504)
488-2631, extension 664.

     The New Orleans Museum of Art is at 1 Collins Diboll Circle, in
City Park. Park on Lelong Avenue in front of the museum, on Roosevelt
Mall in the rear of the building, or in any adjacent area of the park.

     For more information, write to The New Orleans Museum of Art,
P.O. Box 19123, New Orleans, LA 70179-0123, or contact the museum by
telephone at 504-488-2631, or by facsimile at 504-484-6662
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